Entertainment of Tuesday, 30 June 2015
On record as the last engineer to have worked with hiplife artiste Castro before his disappearance on July 6, 2014, Appiah Dankwah popularly known as Appietus is uncertain about the existence of the artiste.
He says Castro is not a fish to have stayed in water for this long.
In a telephone interview on his works and memories of Castro on Hitz FM’s Entertainment This Week with Mzgee, the sound engineer could only be hopeful.
“Well I can’t really say anything, Castro is obviously not a fish. If he is under the water he couldn’t have stayed there that long or maybe he has amnesia. He’s lost all his memory and is somewhere. We don’t know so we are yet to know if is alive or he is gone.”
Appietus described Castro’s absence as a big loss to the Ghanaian music fraternity, indicating that Castro was a reigning artiste who before his disappearance had featured in all the big songs in the industry.
He stressed that the vacuum created by his disappearance is yet to be filled.
The sound engineer who released a song by Castro earlier this year, disclosed that he released Castro’s song titled ‘Medowo’ even though the artiste was physically not present.
Even though the song is doing quite well on the market and has received enough airplay, Appietus said the song would have been better with Castro’s presence.
“Well it did (well but) because of his absence, he had to be around to promote it and because he (was) not, it dwindled. I can’t be doing the promo, you know you have to shoot a video to it and all that and as he is not around at some point, if the artiste is not around at some point, it could drown, so that’s what happened”.
Appietus suggests that dividends of Castro’s collaborations be given to his family in his absence.
“….. I don’t know the deal they signed with him but I mean if they should play shows and Castro was on the song, some of the dividend should have gone to the family or something but it depends on what contract they signed maybe I will do a song for you, you will do a song for me, like you do and in that case there’s no money or percentage share in the end.”